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Chronicle of a Failure Foretold: 2017 Rector Election at Ghent University

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  • Raúl Pérez-Fernández

    () (KERMIT, Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium)

  • José Luis García-Lapresta

    () (PRESAD Research Group, BORDA Research Unit, IMUVA, Departamento de Economía Aplicada, Universidad de Valladolid, 47011 Valladolid, Spain)

  • Bernard De Baets

    () (KERMIT, Department of Data Analysis and Mathematical Modelling, Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium)

Abstract

After more than half a year of elections (yielding three voting stages and nine voting rounds), the 2017 Rector election at Ghent University (Belgium) resulted in a victory for the duo leading all nine voting rounds, and in a resounding defeat for the electoral system. Significant regulation changes were needed in order to break the institutional deadlock in which Ghent University found itself. In this paper, we follow the timeline of the election and dissect what went wrong in the election planning.

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  • Raúl Pérez-Fernández & José Luis García-Lapresta & Bernard De Baets, 2019. "Chronicle of a Failure Foretold: 2017 Rector Election at Ghent University," Economies, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 7(1), pages 1-11, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jecomi:v:7:y:2019:i:1:p:2-:d:195868
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